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Master of Education

The 33 semester-hour master's program in School Health Education is designed for school personnel (teachers, counselors, nurses) and those working with youth who want to advance their knowledge and understanding of health instruction and counseling. The curriculum teaches from a conceptual model of health promotion and disease prevention. The program incorporates principles of health behavior as well as health counseling. A background in Public Health as well as an understanding of applied research is also provided.

For admission to the Ed.M. program, a student must:

  1. Have earned an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  2. Have acceptable scores on either the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination verbal and quantitative tests.
  3. Provide three professional/academic recommendations.
  4. Write a personal or professional goal statement.


The admissions committee may recommend one or more personal interviews. Admission is based on review of all components of the application. Ed.M. applications are considered through out the year.


Coursework schedule:

Department Core Courses (6 credits)
PH 5001   Fundamentals of Public Health
PH 5102   Theoretical Foundations of Health Behavior

Required Education Courses (9 credits)
Ed 5325   Introduction to Statistics and Research
Ed 5101   Research Design in Education
Ed Psych   5541 Concepts in Human Development

Cognate Courses (12 credits) Counseling
PH 3103   Counseling Techniques in Public Health
CN Psych   5526 Multi-Cultural Counseling
CN Psych   5511 Counseling in the Schools
CN Psych 5572   Interviewing Techniques

Approved Electives (6 credits)
Select two courses from the list of suggested electives provided by the Ed.M. Advisor.


Exit Requirements:
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required to complete the program.